Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine


"The Boy Is Mine" is a duet by American singers Brandy and Monica. The song was written and composed by LaShawn Daniels, Japhe Tejeda, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, and Brandy with co-production by Darkchild and Dallas Austin, and was released as the lead single from both singers' second albums, Never Say Never (1998) by Brandy and the album of the same name (1998) by Monica, during the second quarter of 1998. Described as an answer song to Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney's 1982 duet "The Girl Is Mine", the lyrics of the mid-tempo R&B track revolve around two women disputing the love of a man.

The song received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics and was the first number-one pop record for both artists, both stateside and internationally. Exploiting the media's presumption of a rivalry between the two young singers, "The Boy Is Mine" became the best-selling song of the year in the US, spending 13 weeks on top of the US Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 1998. Internationally, the single also achieved a strong charting, peaking at number-one in Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand, while reaching the top five on most of the other charts on which it appeared.

The music video for the single was filmed by director Joseph Kahn in April 1998, and depicts the singers as both neighbours and challengers, fighting over the same man, only to end up as allies who amicably settle on dumping their unfaithful lover, played by Mekhi Phifer. The video was nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards, including Video of the Year and Best R&B Video. To date, their performance at the 1998 VMAs ceremony, held on September 10, 1998 in the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, remains Brandy and Monica's only television broadcast performance of the song.

"The Boy Is Mine" was awarded the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group and received nominations for both Record of the Year and Best R&B Song in 1999. At the Billboard Music Awards, the song won in three categories, including Hot 100 Sales Single of Year. In 2008, Billboard listed it 54th on its 50th Anniversary All-Time Hot 100 Top Songs chart, and 18th on the All-Time Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs countdown. In 2012, after 14 years, the singers reunited on the single "It All Belongs to Me".





美國'90年代最夯的單曲之一,總共賣出超過2百萬張,雄據 Billboard Hot100單曲榜冠軍寶座長達13個星期!(並且是從第23名直接跳升冠軍,跳了22個名次也是史上少數記錄之一。) 同一首主打歌,分別收錄在兩位主唱各自的都是第二張專輯裡:Brandy-「Never Say Never」;Monica-「The Boy Is Mine」。

另外此MV,也在1998年MTV音樂Video大獎上被提名了「Video of the Year」與「Best R&B Video」兩項大獎。(前者就是輸給了 Madonna 大紅的 "Ray of Light"。)

這首歌靈感來自1982年Michael Jackson與Paul McCartney (披頭四主唱之一)兩位也同是流行樂天王合作的 "The Girl Is Mine",收錄在Michael 的傳世經典專輯「Thriller」。

by 盛夏壯年(Kumax) @ Facebook

"The Boy Is Mine" is a song recorded by American R&B singers Brandy and Monica. It was written by LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Brandy with co-production by Darkchild and Dallas Austin, and released as the lead single from both singers' second albums during the second quarter of 1998. The song's lyrics tell a story about two women disputing the love of a man and were inspired by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson's 1982 duet "The Girl Is Mine".

"The Boy Is Mine" was the first number-one pop record for both artists, both stateside and internationally. Exploiting the media's presumption of a rivalry between the two young singers, the song became one of the most successful records of the year, spending a record-breaking thirteen weeks on top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 during the Summer of 1998, and it reached the top five on most of the other charts on which it appeared.
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  • Date de sortie : 1998
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